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A late and abbreviated report today. Yours truly was in Auburn yesterday watching a Canadian kid be a hero for the home team. Four wins and two losses for the minor league teams.

Syracuse 11 Toledo 5

It was the Matos show in AAA yesterday. Josue Matos started and pitched six innings to get the win. Josue allowed five runs, three earned, on six hits and three walks. Julius Matos went 4-5 with a home run, and drove in four of the Chief's runs. Russ Adams also had a big game going 3-5 with two doubles, two runs scored and four RBI's.

The Chiefs had fifteen hits. In addition to Matos and Adams, Anthony Sanders and Jorge Sequea had multiple hit games.

Game Story

New Hampshire 4 Binghamton 7

The battle of the top two teams was a pitchers duel through six innings. New Hampshire did score a run in the fourth. Dominic Rich singled and Aaron Hill doubled him to third. Rich scored on a sac fly from John Ford Griffin.

Jamie Vermilyea started and was excellent through five. Jamie retired the first eight hitters, and had allowed three hits through five innings. In the sixth Binghamton tied the game on three hits.

Mike Snyder hit a two run home run in the top of the seventh to put the Cats ahead 3-1. Travis Thompson came on in the seventh and allowed three straight singles. Dan Jackson came in from the pen and fared no better, two hits and two walks later the Mets had a 7-3 lead.

The Cats had eleven hits, Aaron Hill, Tyrell Godwin and Rich had two each.

Francisco Rosario starts tonight filling in for Todd Ozias.

Dunedin 3 Jupiter 2

A pitchers duel. Ismael Ramirez started and only gave up one unearned run in six innings, on five hits and two walks. Ryan Roberts scored two of the three Dunedin runs. He singled in the third and scored on a single from Carlo Cota. The Blue Jays scored two more in the fourth. Miguel Negron reached on an error and scored on a triple by Ryan Roberts. Roberts scored on a single by Jason Waugh. Bubbie Buzachero made it interesting in the ninth, allowing one run while loading the bases twice.

Roberts and Cota had two hits each out of Dunedin's six hits.

Charleston 9 Lexington 7

Seven runs scored in the first inning but it was a four run eighth that won it for the Alley Cats. Charleston registered thirteen hits while allowing twelve. The first four Alley Cat hitters reached base, capped by a grand slam from Clint Johnston. Robinson Diaz's triple was the big hit in the four run eighth. Joey Reiman and Johnston had three hits each. Diaz and David Smith had two each.
All four Alley Cat pitchers allowed runs. Jeremy Harper had a brief two inning start.

Game Story

Lowell 5 Auburn 6

Yours truly was in attendance for this game, look for a more detailed report in the next few days. Casey Janssen, Scott Roy and Justin Maureau all were scored upon. Joey McLaughlin pitched the eighth and ninth to get the win.

Auburn trailed 5-2 going to the bottom of the eighth. Brian Hall singled and with two out Curtis Thigpen hit a ground ball in the hole between third and short. The third baseman got to the ball but bobbled it and all were safe. The play was originally scored an error, a fair ruling, but this morning it shows as a hit. Adam Lind doubled to score one and Eric Nielsen also doubled to tie the game.

McLaughlin walked the lead-off hitter in the ninth but David Corrente, from Chatham, Ontario, threw out the runner trying to steal. Corrente led off the bottom of the ninth "just looking to make contact and get on base". He made contact all right, over the left field wall to win the game for the Doubledays.

Game Story

Danville 11 Pulaski 5

As with Charleston all four Pulaski pitchers allowed runs. Adrian Martin started and allowed five runs on nine hits in five innings. Joey Charron took the loss.

Pulaski had eight hits. Newly demoted David Hicks had two hits as did Anthony Garibaldi.

Our Three-Star Selection

The 3rd Star: Clint Johnston, 3-5, grand slam HR
The 2nd Star: Julius Matos, 4-5, home run, four RBI's
The 1st Star: David Corrente, 2-4, game winning home run, two runners caught stealing
Minor League Update: July 23 | 34 comments | Create New Account
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_JohnnyS99 - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:40 PM EDT (#49602) #
Anybody, got the goods on Joey Charron ?
Mike Green - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:47 PM EDT (#49603) #
The theme for the day- return from injury. Justin Maureau and Jorge Sequea returned yesterday, and Rosario will be tonight. We'll see how he does.

Ismael Ramirez continues his fine pitching: 122 IP, 118 H, 22 W, 90K, 3 HR (10-5, 3.05). Plus he's hit 5 batters (I'd feel better about him if he'd plunked 3 more, and walked 3 fewer, but his HBP/W ratio is pretty good).
_JohnnyS99 - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 12:50 PM EDT (#49604) #

Joey Charon info
_S.K. in N.J. - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 01:23 PM EDT (#49605) #
I'm looking forward to Rosario's start, even though it will likely be pitch count shortened. Hopefully he's fully healthy.
_Sister - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 01:32 PM EDT (#49606) #
This is slightly off-topic, but listening to the radio (The Fan) they were briefly talking about World Cup of baseball. I am familiar with many of the Canadians playing in the Majors, but who are some of the best minor league prospects who are Canadian?

And a related question, what would the Canadian roster look like for a World Cup of baseball?
robertdudek - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 03:05 PM EDT (#49607) #
The Canadian Olympic Team Thread has a list of the 25 guys who will be (hopefully) wearing the maple leaf in Athens.

The only notable omission as far as minor leaguers go is Baltimore farmhand Adam Loewen. Matt Logan and Max St Pierre were left off, but that could change if Justin Morneau can't go (though I don't know if the IOC allows substitutes).

Ther are about a dozen Canadian in the majors - all of them would a hypothetical World Cup team. I may have missed someone, but here's a list:

Pitchers: Eric Gagne, Rich Harden, Erik Bedard, Chris Reitsma (US born, but Canadian raised), Paul Quantrill, Rheal Cormier, Shawn Hill

Batters: Larry Walker, Corey Koskie, Jason Bay, Matt Stairs, Aaron Guiel (injured), Cody McKay, Justin Morneau

Pitcher Jeff Zimmerman is injured and his career may be over.

I think these guys plus about a dozen minor leaguers could play Cuba and Japan to a standstill. Of course they would likely be thrashed by the USA and perhaps by the Dominican Republic.
_JohnnyS99 - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 03:24 PM EDT (#49608) #
Vince Perkins might have had some consideration as well.
Craig B - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 03:27 PM EDT (#49609) #
I posted this in yesterday's minor league thread...

Ben Stanczyk could be turning pro after all.The La Crosse Loggers ace right-hander said Wednesday that the Toronto Blue Jays organization has offered him a free-agent contract.

Stanczyk's a righty reliever with notable (but not huge) control problems. He was definitely good enough to be drafted, though. He came in at #487 in my rankings of college pitchers.

it's joey charron. he was signed a couple of days ago. from tulane, also played in the frontier and northern leagues this summer. COMN

Charron's a guy who couldn't crack a very good Tulane pitching staff. Again, he's a reliever with some control problems. He's not much bigger than a photon, actually - a tiny little lefty listed at 5-8, 158. He had a real, real good 2003 though. Smart guy apparently - he majored in mechanical engineering.
Mike Green - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 03:28 PM EDT (#49610) #
The most notable minor league Canadian is Jeff Francis, who is might be the 2nd best pitching prospect (behind Felix Hernandez), right now in baseball. Francis, Harden and Gagne could be the foundation of a very fine pitching staff next year.
_D - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 03:55 PM EDT (#49611) #
Ryan Dempster is a name that wasn't one the World Cup list. He is recovering from TJ surgery and will be in the Cubs bullben within the next couple of weeks.
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 04:39 PM EDT (#49612) #
That list sounds solid but... Where is the shortstop and second basemen? I don't think I'd feel safe with Jason Bay at short and Larry Walker at 2nd.
robertdudek - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 04:50 PM EDT (#49613) #
Stubby Clapp would play second. Maybe Kevin Nicholson at short.
_JohnnyS99 - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 05:02 PM EDT (#49614) #
COMN For a Ben Stanczyk article
_Finn McCool - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 05:15 PM EDT (#49615) #
Any word yet on when Zack Jackson is going to make his first start for Auburn?
Craig B - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 07:01 PM EDT (#49616) #
Mike, the middle infield would be composed of players on the current roster. I imagine Danny Klassen and Stubby Clapp will be the SS/2B combo with Kevin Nicholson backing up both spots. Klassen's a fine shortstop at the AAA level.
Craig B - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 07:05 PM EDT (#49617) #
My mistake, of course. Pete Orr will likely be the second baseman.
Craig B - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 07:07 PM EDT (#49618) #
I only say that because Orr has been playing very well, and playing second base - which Clapp hasn't been doing, though he certainly can handle second base.
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 07:36 PM EDT (#49619) #
Alright, Thanks for helping me out Craig. Anyways, if I can get the Syracuse broadcast to work I'll preform some Play by Play for everyone.
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 07:57 PM EDT (#49620) #
My computer threw a spaz and shut down the first time I tried but I got it going now. 6-1 Buffalo.
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 08:01 PM EDT (#49621) #
Russ Adams walks to leadoff the inning.

Julio Matos is robbed by a rangy Jhonny Peralta and it turns into a double play.

Gabe Gross hits a line-drive double to left center.

Gerald Williams flys out to left.

Inning over.

6-1 Buffalo.
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 08:06 PM EDT (#49622) #
COMN for princeton broadcast of devil rays vs pulaski blue jays.
at the end of the 2nd its 13-1
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 08:08 PM EDT (#49623) #
sorry, 13-1 pulaski, jon ashford with a 3 run homer and david hicks with 4 rbi's
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 08:16 PM EDT (#49624) #
My computer cut my feed off somehow and i missed the top of the 4th but its 8-1 in the bottom half of the 4th

Jason Davis pitching for Buffalo

Howie Clark pops up to shortstop. 1 out.

Simon Pond gets a double off the tip of the leftfielders glove, ruled a hit. Good baserunning by Pond to get to 2nd.

Wild pitch by Davis, Pond to 3rd.

Anthony Sanders hits a grounder to the 3rd basemen who promptly boots it, E5, Runners at the corners.. Who is at 3rd.. Why its former Jay farmhand Brent Abernathy.

Jorge Sequea then grounds into a 5-4-3 double play to end the inning.

End of the inning.

8-1 Buffalo going into the 5th.
Mike Green - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 09:13 PM EDT (#49625) #
New Hampshire leads 1-0 after 7. Francisco Rosario had a successful return, I guess.
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 09:29 PM EDT (#49626) #
pulaski up 19-1 after 6. jon ashford is a triple away from the cycle, eugenio velez has 5 rbi's.
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 09:35 PM EDT (#49627) #
COMN article on ryan klosterman

“If he didn’t have dirt on him after the first few minutes of practice, something wasn’t right,”
_Mike Forbes - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 09:55 PM EDT (#49628) #
Klostermen will definatly be a good quote if and when he makes it to the big leagues.
_mendocino - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 10:13 PM EDT (#49629) #
19-3 pulaski wins. no cycle for jon ashford.
_Ryan Day - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 10:33 PM EDT (#49630) #
Nice little offence they got down in Pulaski. Pity Chad Redfern, Princeton's starting pitcher tonight: 8 hits, 1 walk, 9 earned runs, 0 outs. COMN for the box.
_jim854 - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 11:10 PM EDT (#49631) #
On Deck Baseball is reporting that LHP Chris Leonard has been sent to AA New Hampshire.
At Auburn, he pitched 24.2 innings and had 27 K's. He was 1-1 with a 2.29 ERA in 11 games.

Lets hope he does well after all the pain and rehab he has gone thru over the last couple of years. There was no comment on the role he will play there.
_ainge_fan - Friday, July 23 2004 @ 11:13 PM EDT (#49632) #
Holy Fransisco Rosario, Batman! What a nice four-inning start for the young man just off the DL - 1 hit, four K's. The kind of outing we've been waiting about a year and a half for.

And look at Dave Gassner - now 12-6, 3.21. He may be a soft-tosser, but I still like him and wish him good luck.
_R Billie - Saturday, July 24 2004 @ 03:00 AM EDT (#49633) #
I expect Leonard will continue to relieve and slowly build up his arm. Maybe for a starting assignment starting next year.
_mendocino - Saturday, July 24 2004 @ 03:02 AM EDT (#49634) #
with rosario back leonard now assigned to pulaski COMN

"The Toronto organization made room for Rosario by transferring pitcher Chris Leonard to Rookie League Pulaski."
_David Paul - Saturday, July 24 2004 @ 12:05 PM EDT (#49635) #
The kind of outing we've been waiting about a year and a half for.

I appreciate the enthusiasm, but Rosario pitched two consecutive 5 inning shutouts back in May. He's shown he can handle AA hitters. There's no doubt it's an encouraging start, but consistency and health are the biggest questions.
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